Daisy D wrote: Very excited that Hugh is in as a judge for the season and not just one that makes regular appearances. His critiques are always among my favorites.
Jenise wrote:Daisy D wrote: Very excited that Hugh is in as a judge for the season and not just one that makes regular appearances. His critiques are always among my favorites.
Me, too. I adore his sense of humor! And I'm still loving his book, "A New Turn In The South".
Carrie L. wrote:Okay, so I have been holding off opening this thread until I got to watch. I figured it would be On Demand and went to watch it last night but no luck. I recorded it at 10am this morning and just finished watching.
Agree with you and Daisy completely. Emeril was by far the toughest...I thought for sure that soup with all the seafood and chorizo would have made it. It looked and sounded great to me. Also thought he liked the cauliflour soup well enough. Guess not. Wolfgang Puck's group was by far the worst. Blindfolded, we all could make better looking omelets than any of those! They were all covering them up with additional ingredients because they couldn't even get them out of the pan without sticking. HAS ANYONE HEARD OF BUTTER??? Hello? The Asian girl's omelet looked and sounded horrendous but she made it through okay. How about Rao's ex wife. What a hot mess she is! Honey, go get a few more collagen injections. On to the salads, nothing to write home about on any of them in my opinion. Pretty lame for esteemed chefs. My take on this season is that the judges or producers actually made up their minds on who would pack their knives and who would move on during the pre-screening process and not these "quick fires."
Okay, Jenise who are your crushes? Please don't tell me the Belgian Knight. There was only one who appealed to me...the Asian/German guy who traveled all over. I can't remember any names at this point. Finally, what is with all the handle bar mustaches? Oh pleeezze no....
Should be an interesting season! Looks like a lot of crazy on-location stuff. Helicopters, sled dogs, yikes!
Jenise wrote:Rao's ex--wasn't she awful? At one point she's on camera speaking after they show her in the kitchen, and her lips are twice the size they were. I played it back to show Bob. I predict she'll be one of the first to go--or at least, I hope so.
Re the Belgian, um, yes! He's tall, he's gorgeous and he has an accent. That's three of my favorite things! And the moustaches: is there any bigger turnoff than a handlebar? They always scream insecurity to me, though I can't put my finger on exactly why.
Should be a fun season. They all end up getting on a cruise ship to Juneau for the finale!
Carrie L. wrote:
I think Rao's ex is there solely for the drama factor. I hope she's gone soon. Really bugs me.
The Belgian, yes, I guess I can see it on the physical level, but he's so full of himself. Who's your other crush?
Agree about the handbars, and really any other "affectatious" facial hair.
Can't wait for next week!
Jenise wrote:No! I've temporarily relocated to southeast Washington with my sick cat who is getting treatment at the outstanding vet teaching hospital here, and I don't get the Bravo channel in my little apartment. . We're going home for the long holiday weekend, so ill catch up then. Good one?
Jenise wrote:Yup, the Tamster. This is expected, it wa just however expected to start ten weeks earlier. She had one complication after another, though, so we were much delayed. Not one thing has gone right for this poor cat, and none of the issues were predictable. Like this week--she has to have anesthesia for her daily treatment, and this hospital uses this this state of the art spends stuff that no other hospital on the west coast has. They go under and pop out in like the snap of a finger. Only two animals in ten years have had adverse reactions to it, and both were dogs. Guess who was the third? My god she was sick--and of course it's so rare that I had to overcome the initial suspicion of bad parenting, it couldn't be their precious gas.
Typical--every time we think we're out of the woods, were wrong. She's handling it better than I am, I think.
Daisy D wrote:While I agree with you Carrie that Carla was becoming entertaining to watch, I do have to say I'm happy with the way last week's Canalis episode played out. I don't know if I agree with the second elimination, however, when one chooses such a classic dish that was a 'special' item to a restaurant, you do run a very high risk of going home if you don't nail it.
Carrie L. wrote:I hear you about the second elimination, though I must say I knew before she even served it she would end up in the bottom. Even us viewers could tell it was way overdressed, right?
Want to make a comment about Stefan. I could not stand him the first time he was on Top Chef. This time, I'm finding him quite likeable. He's a little humbled, and actually pretty charming! Anyone else finding this?
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